NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Drives

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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by jonghotti » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:28 am

What was the last thing you did with the drive before it stopped working? Were you ripping a disc and did that rip finish or fail?
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by Billycar11 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:46 am

BucklesMcGee wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:34 am
Hi, I recently purchased a ASUS BW-16D1HT and it was working with BD/DVD. But today it seems to not be able to read BD's anymore it just shows the "No Disk". Yet DVD's still work fine. So I do not think that it is a sensor issue. Below is what it is showing in MKV.

I have tried and pretty sure successfully loaded the 3.10MK firmware into it. I did have 3.10-01 or something. When I would try to use the tool it would report something about Flash Update. That was when I was trying to go directly to 3.02. I then side loaded to the 3.10MK using the ASUS tool. And yet still same issue. Any guidance would be helpful. Thank you in advance.

Note: I just noticed that the "profile" is showing as DVD-ROM is instead of BD-ROM. How do I change the profile?

Drive Information
OS device name: F:
Current profile: DVD-ROM
Manufacturer: ASUS
Product: BW-16D1HT
Revision: 3.10
Serial number: XXXXXXXXX
Firmware date: 2119-01-04 10:14
Bus encryption flags: 1F

LibreDrive Information
Status: Enabled
Drive platform: MT1959
Firmware type: Patched (microcode access re-enabled)
Firmware version: 3.10
DVD all regions: Yes
BD raw data read: Yes
BD raw metadata read: Yes
Unrestricted read speed: Yes

No disc inserted
do a full shut down flip the power switch or pull plug on psu and hold power button for 10s then reconnect/flip on switch and see if it then works
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by BucklesMcGee » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:01 pm

So I was in the process of ripping my entire library. So earlier in the day it ripped a BD successfully. Then I had been ripping DVD's then I tried to rip another BD and it just showed it as no disk. This actually happened before I changed the firmware on the drive. I was just running the firmware out of the box. I do not own any UHD disk's so I was not worried about updating the firmware right away.

For context at the time it was connected to a Ubuntu setup. Since then I had moved (physically) to my windows computer and it has the same issue on there. So it has been powered off fully and back on. Oddly, windows showed it as a BD-Drive soft of, in the file explorer that is what the drive was called. Yet still putting in a BD disk it just said there was nothing there. Windows still probably did not read it as a BD drive just was labeled as such.

Since I just purchased it from Amazon. I think I am just going to do a return on it for faulty hardware.

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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by didoin » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:21 am

Hi, i have a BH16NS40 (1st gen, SVC Code NS40)
I had version 1.02 but accidentally updated it with the 1.05 (SVC Code NS50).
There is some chance to downgrade.
The player no longer reads any discs.

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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by AlexS » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:04 pm

Hello

Stupidly I upgraded my WH14NS40 to 1.05. Then I bought my first ever 4K Blu Ray disc.

I've tried using BH14NS40_N1.00-A4_patched.exe on ROMs:
DE_flash_HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_WH14NS40_1.02_NS50.bin
DE_flash_HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_WH16NS40_1.02_NS50.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.02-NM00100-211810291936.bin


...and get checksum errors.

Any ideas on what exactly I need to do?

Many thanks..

Drive Information
OS device name: J:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE WH14NS40
Revision: 1.05
Serial number:
Firmware date: 2120-05-06 14:44
Bus encryption flags: 17

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 1.05
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)

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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by st4evr » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:17 pm

AlexS wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:04 pm
Hello

Stupidly I upgraded my WH14NS40 to 1.05. Then I bought my first ever 4K Blu Ray disc.
Have you read and tried the method discussed here yet:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=22896

And we can’t stress enough to carefully read and pay attention to the instructions and/or warnings noted within.

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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by AlexS » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:41 pm

AlexS wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:04 pm
Hello

Stupidly I upgraded my WH14NS40 to 1.05. Then I bought my first ever 4K Blu Ray disc.
st4evr wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:17 pm
Have you read and tried the method discussed here yet:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=22896

And we can’t stress enough to carefully read and pay attention to the instructions and/or warnings noted within.
Thanks - no I didn't, I started elsewhere so I've begun again from your link....
I've backedup/dumped my existing 1.05 firmware with SDFTool Flasher.

I'm assuming I flash my desktop BluRay H14NS40 with SDFTool Flasher to:
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH14NS40-NS50-1.05-NM00900-212005061444

And then afterwards to DE_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_1.01
?

Thanks for this...

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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by AlexS » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:13 pm

AlexS wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:04 pm
Hello
Stupidly I upgraded my WH14NS40 to 1.05. Then I bought my first ever 4K Blu Ray disc.
st4evr wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:17 pm
Have you read and tried the method discussed here yet:

https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic ... 16&t=22896

And we can’t stress enough to carefully read and pay attention to the instructions and/or warnings noted within.
AlexS wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:41 pm
Thanks - no I didn't, I started elsewhere so I've begun again from your link....
I've backedup/dumped my existing 1.05 firmware with SDFTool Flasher.

I'm assuming I flash my desktop BluRay H14NS40 with SDFTool Flasher to:
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH14NS40-NS50-1.05-NM00900-212005061444

And then afterwards to DE_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_1.01
?

Thanks for this...
OK I managed to do it, I've moved from the original firmware WH14NS40 1.05 to DE_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_1.01 (see specs). The main gotcha was knowing when to tick the encrpted tickbox. Not sure if I have the best firmware for the player or not, but I've just managed to rip Terminator 2 (4K) with DVDFab.

(I did try DE_ASUS_BW-16D1HT_1.01.bin but this didn't work very well with DVD Fab)

If anybody has a WH14NS40, please let me know what you did (and why ideally)... appreciated..

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